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Sep 25 2015

Fair Season

Category: EventsKaren @ 06:00

Ahh, autumn. Colorful foliage, crisp evenings, football, and pumpkin-flavored everything. It's always difficult for me to bid summer goodbye, but once fall actually arrives, it's hard to deny its charms.

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Sep 6 2013

The best fall festivals around the world

Category: Destinations | EventsChristine @ 08:12

The return of boot sales and pumpkin spice lattes always signal the start of my favorite time of year: fall! And no matter where you are when the leaves start turning, there’s probably a fun local festival going on. Here are a couple of our favorites that are a must if you’re lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.More...

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Jul 8 2013

Highlights from TBEX 2013

Category: Destinations | EventsMegan Leader @ 06:02

This year, I represented travel42 at TBEX, the world's largest gathering of travel bloggers. At this conference, keynote speakers are major players in the travel industry, and breakout sessions cover a variety of topics relevant to travel professionals. I gained an incredible amount of information and met dozens of new friends and potential travel42 collaborators at TBEX in Toronto. If you've ever thought about attending TBEX for yourself, I highly recommend it. Here's why. 

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Jan 29 2013

Carnival, a Global Celebration

Category: Destinations | Events | SightseeingLeeAnn @ 06:15

The 2013 Carnival season will soon be under way. This festive period occurring immediately before Lent is a global celebration, observed on five different continents and many islands.More...

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Oct 8 2012

A double dose of "fair"-y fun

Category: Events | On The SceneChristine @ 04:06

When the fair comes to town, it almost always means the same thing no matter where you are: rides, games and lots (and lots) of food. I haven’t been to many fairs in my life, but in the past couple of weeks I attended two: the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and the Dixie Classic Fair. More...

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Jun 22 2012

Summer events in Amsterdam

Category: Destinations | EventsMegan Leader @ 09:58

We updated our Amsterdam calendar of events this week, and I must confess that, since then, I haven't been able to stop myself from daydreaming about strolling its cobblestoned streets along quiet canals on a summer evening. And with so many festivals, markets and events this summer, a vacation to Amsterdam would be especially exciting and vibrant. Here are a few of our favorite events coming up this summer (as if you needed more reasons to visit such a city so gorgeous as Amsterdam)!

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Jan 25 2012

Escape the dreary winter weather with these cheery, decidedly un-gloomy destinations!

Category: Destinations | EventsMegan Leader @ 11:13

Here in the Winston-Salem office, we're all ready to shake off the dull gloominess of winter and take a road trip to a sunny beach somewhere. Yesterday, Christine blogged about Miami, a perfect destination for outdoor activities and fabulous nightlife. If you're ready for warm weather like we are, you're in luck, because we've got a few more perfect destinations where you can trade your coat and winter boots for a sundress (or comparable warm-weather menswear) and flip-flops.
 

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Dec 20 2011

These LA tours make running fun! Paparazzi anyone?

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to run a few miles in the local area while seeing the sights. You see so much more than you do in a car. In Chicago, for example, I love running down the Magnificent Mile to the lakefront, where there is a concrete pier that juts out onto the lake. You feel as if you are on the water as you run, and the view of the city as you come back is gorgeous, especially if you go at sunrise. More...

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Dec 12 2011

Holiday cheer in Washington, D.C.

Category: Destinations | EventsMegan Leader @ 05:57

This Christmas will be the first one I've spent in a large city, and I am ecstatic. My fiance and I will be visiting his family in Washington, D.C., and I've already made my list (and checked it twice) of holiday-related events and sights that I want to see. More...

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Nov 29 2011

A happy holiday in New York

Two weeks ago, I wrote about ways to avoid crowds in New York City while you’re there for the holidays. While I stand by those tips, this time I’m going in a whole different direction and suggesting you embrace the crowds. Hope you’re not claustrophobic! More...

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